August 16, 2011

A picture IS worth a thousand words

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A foreclosed property can hurt the value of nearby homes and even be a drag on the surrounding neighborhood.  Knowing where these “real estate owned” or REO properties are is critical if we want to turn that property into a real home again. HUD is hoping to help struggling housing markets through a new web-based […]

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August 4, 2011

Daily Housing News Round-Up

Happy birthday, President Obama! Our gift to you is this round-up of the day’s housing news: After a massive overhaul of its public housing, once-notorious New Orleans neighborhoods are thriving. HUD employee Ann Marie Olivia is up for an award recognizing her work streamlining the process for getting help to those who need it. A […]

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July 26, 2011

Daily Housing News Round-Up

The weather may have cooled off (slightly) but this housing news is hot: HUD recently extended the deadline for applications to the Emergency Homeowners Loan Program. Government help (including Recovery Act funding) has helped create a renaissance in the Bronx. Not far from that success story, New York City is investing in improvements to public […]

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